This was a series of photos that I made into a short stop motion film because I love watching the way things change in Nature. It makes me think about watching people in downtown Madrid just as much as it make me think of two little thistles bobbing on the wind at sunset.
We tend to look at things– objects– and imbibe them with personalities. What is that car like? Is it kind? Is it fast? Is it arrogant? Is that building business-like or homey? And with created objects, those personalities are probably intentional.
My friend was telling me the story the other day of the re-design of the Jeep to have round headlights again. I always thought it was just because it looks more retro, but apparently a Belgian Psychoanalyst did market research and concluded that people associated Jeeps with rugged adventures and therefore horses, so he told Chrysler that they should make the headlights round because it would make the Jeep look more like a horse. Whatever the logic, it worked. Jeep’s sales went up the year they changed the headlights.
But things in the natural world do not have intentionally built anthropomorphized images. They are just there and we see what we see. Clouds may look like Jesus, or a tree like an old wizard. We may see in the video above a romantic night between a couple, or a row, depending upon our own mood.
What do you see? Comment and tell me!